Taylor Swift v. Spotify: Internet Killed the Video Star

    Taylor Swift v. Spotify: Internet Killed the Video Star

    In case you missed it last week, pop megastar Taylor Swift created a minor controversy last week by pulling her songs off the popular streaming service Spotify, on the basis that Spotify underpaid artists for their work. As Mark Hemingway noted, the economics of Spotify do not make a tremendous amount of sense from the perspective of musicians: But if you care about music, ultimately | Read More »

    A Jackass Messes Up

    In an unprecedented prime time event Kanye West, together with Barak Obama, will be appearing on Jay Leno’s new program in a segment called the Rapster and the Shyster. Kanye will provide a hip-hop backdrop while Barry raps out his non-coherent plan for health care reform. The President and Kanye, a huge supporter of Obama, have been old friends from way before the election.  Obama | Read More »

    The Worst Part

    I’ve been thinking about the Kanye West/MTV VMAs incident. As much as it pains me to say it, last night I and most people who talked about it missed the most important point: Kanye West, in a fit of jealousy and anger, took away what should have been one of the highlights of a nineteen year old girl’s life. VMAs don’t matter to me, but | Read More »